Low Blood Pressure — Not Always a Good Thing

It is so frustrating for me to walk into a doctor’s office with my daughter or my husband and hear that their blood pressure is great…and when I ask what it is, the answer is always that “it’s low and that’s really good.”  The nurse or doctor always has a smile on their face like they just told me the best news in the world…Ummmm, it is NOT ok.

Why is no one, or I should say very few people, in the medical community concerned with low blood pressure?  If your blood pressure is too low, you die…not good.  Ok…you now know one of my pet peeves.  LOL!  But, it is a very serious problem and it needs to be addressed.

In the medical community, low blood pressure is classified as 100/60 or anything below that.  But, what we’ve found in our clinic is that low blood pressure signs can actually start taking place at around the 115/75 range.  That reading is not too far from the “normal” reading of 120/80.  This is happening for a reason…most of which you have control over.  That is the good news.  And, as you are working to make the long term dietary and lifestyle changes required for better blood pressure, there are some additional things you can do to assist your body in the healing process.  Yes, low blood pressure, is a healing process because the body isn’t functioning optimally and needs to be healed from the inside.

Below are the Signs & Symptoms, Causes, and Natural Remedies.  Be sure to take a look at the signs and symptoms list and see if any of these apply to you.  If so, start monitoring your blood pressure and take a close look at the causes.  The causes will give you a good idea as to where you need to make dietary and lifestyle changes for the long haul.  The natural remedies section will point you in the right direction for the long term changes, as well as, give you some specific things you can do to help your body heal.

Signs & Symptoms
  • super tired after exercise
  • general low energy or lethargy
  • dizziness and lightheadedness, especially when standing quickly
  • intolerant to heat and cold
  • anxiety or nervousness
  • low immune response
  • prone to allergies and infections (i.e., candida)
Causes
  • reaction to medications
  • depleted electrolytes
  • poor diet
  • adrenal fatigue
  • kidney problems
Natural Remedies
  • Focus diet on fresh foods, making sure to include complex carbs (i.e. peas, broccoli, potatoes, and whole grains)
  • Avoid starchy foods, caffeine, canned and processed foods, animal fats, and red meats.
  • Replenish electrolytes
  • Add a mineral complex to your supplements
  • Deep breathing exercises help with increased circulation and oxygenation
  • Normalize blood pressure with vitamin E therapy
  • Tone blood vessels with Gotu Kola extract
  • Improve adrenal function with Adrenal Complex